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Will the Fed Intervene in the Oil Market?

The question isn’t, why would the Fed intervene in the oil market? The question is, why wouldn’t the Fed intervene in the oil market? In a larger sense, the Fed is already intervening in the oil sector. Should the Fed turn the dial of intervention up by buying futures and oil-based bonds, it is not a new policy–it is simply a matter of degree.

Still Think the Fed Isn't Fueling Inflation? Check Out This Chart

One camp reckons the reason why inflation is muted is that the Fed largesse has flowed into asset bubbles rather than goods and services, and proponents of this view make a good point: since little of the Fed largesse has trickled down to the to bottom 99.5%, it can’t exerting much pressure on consumer prices.

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